Paris Saint-Germain shocked the football world when they signed Neymar for £200m in 2017 but the Brazilian insists he has tried his best to return to Barcelona since then.
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Neymar has risked angering the Paris Saint-Germain faithful once again by claiming he has done everything he can to try to make a comeback Barcelona.
That was before Lionel Messi The shock came when he arrived at the Parc des Princes last summer, after years of trying to convince his former team-mate to return.
PSG made football history by bringing in Neymar in the summer of 2017 for £200 million under controversial circumstances.
Even La Liga tried to stop the Brazilian from leaving after the French giants activated his release clause, but legally, nothing could be done.
Barcelona were furious after Neymar self-funded his transfer but it wasn’t long before the striker returned.
In the summer of 2019, there were rumors that Barcelona were trying to sign him again.
There has been an allegation WhatsApp The group consisting of Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez – the famous front line of “MSN” helped Los Cules win the treble under Luis Enrique.
In it, the Brazilian international told his close friends that he was desperate to return even though he had only been in Paris for two years.
Messi also supports his comeback as he shares a special bond with the former Santos ace.
But a transfer never materialized with PSG being uncompromising, spending just £200m for a record transfer in 2017.
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Talk to Brazilian legend Ronaldo on Fenomenos podcastNeymar said: “I tried to return to Barca. We tried everything, but it didn’t work.”
At the time, the striker infuriated PSG fans with his actions and the club’s extremists gave him a lot of attachment over the course of several months.
Only after an inspiring season did he get them back but he has quashed any speculation about leaving with a new contract.
In May 2021, Neymar committed his future to the Parc des Princes with a lucrative new contract that will keep him in the French capital until 2025 – by which time he will be almost 34 years old.
Just a few months after signing, Messi is finally reunited with his best friend after leaving Barcelona in a shocking transfer.
“I’m glad Leo got the chance to come here,” Neymar added, but it’s been a tough debut campaign for the Argentinian.
With the second leg due next month, Neymar has told former icon Ronaldo on his podcast that there is much more to come, adding: “We hope to make history against Real Madrid’s Real Madrid. Friend”.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/neymar-lionel-messi-psg-barcelona-26305914 Neymar claims he "tried everything" to return to Barcelona before Lionel Messi moved to PSG